THE CABINET: Millions

Many years ago, as one may well guess, Henry Ford had a dream with four wheels on it. In 1903 he began to manufacture it; he did not have any cash, so he cajoled some skeptical Detroiters into putting up $28,000 (the only moneys ever invested in the Ford Motor Co.). James Couzens, a Canadian by birth, who was working in a coal yard, scraped up $1,000, added his note for $1,500, bought 25 shares. Two automotive young Dodge brothers (John F. and Horace E.) invested $5,000 apiece. John Gray put up...

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